VIDEO: Bright red dresses wave forlornly in the wind at rescheduled event

The annual red dress event in Duncan offers a mute appeal to passersby to remember Canada’s murdered and missing women. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
The annual red dress event in Duncan offers a mute appeal to passersby to remember Canada’s murdered and missing women. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
The annual red dress event in Duncan offers a mute appeal to passersby to remember Canada’s murdered and missing women. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
The annual red dress event in Duncan offers a mute appeal to passersby to remember Canada’s murdered and missing women. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
The annual red dress event in Duncan offers a mute appeal to passersby to remember Canada’s murdered and missing women. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
The annual red dress event in Duncan offers a mute appeal to passersby to remember Canada’s murdered and missing women. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

The many Valley residents, disappointed when the annual display of red dresses at Charles Hoey Park had to be cancelled due to the brutal cold in early February, will have been delighted to be able to view it on Saturday, March 9.

It was organized to coincide with International Women’s Day celebrations at the park, and, as there was still snow on the ground, the sight of the dresses waving forlornly in the wind, lost nothing of its poignancy by being delayed a month.

As many of the speakers at International Women’s Day addressed aboriginal issues, it was a just addition to that event to be reminded of the many murdered and still missing indigenous woman there are in Canada.

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